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George Washington downs Texas A&M in OT

Dec 21, 2007 - 3:31 AM WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Sarah-Jo Lawrence scored a career-high 29 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation, and No. 22 George Washington upset No. 10 Texas A&M, 66-65, in overtime on Thursday night.

Patrice Reado scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds for the Aggies (9-2). Antelia Parrish had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Kimberly Beck scored 10 points for the Colonials (9-3).

Lawrence hit a 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime tied at 60. When the buzzer sounded, the scoreboard counted Lawrence's shot as a 2-pointer. Texas A&M quickly inbounded the ball and dribbled up the court as if to avoid a foul, not taking a potential game-winning shot.

When the clock ran out, the scoreboard showed George Washington down by one point, but the officials quickly signaled Lawrence's shot had been a 3-pointer and sent the game to overtime.

The Colonials built a 66-62 lead before the Aggies' Danielle Gant hit a 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left to cut the lead to one. George Washington inbounded the ball and avoided a foul to run out the clock.

Jessica Adair, the Colonials' leading scorer, dressed for the game but did not play. Texas A&M lost starting forward Damitria Buchanan to a left leg injury with four minutes left.